- Mar 3, 2007
Not really, but that's what the neighbors think with the amount of smoke my bike pumps out :? What started out as an engine rebuild with some fancy "new" Amals has turned into a nasty headache. I've bored my standard 850 to .020 and put in JRC pistons and rings. I'm also using a fire ring head gasket. A local shop replaced my valve guides, and the head needed nothing else. After I get it all back together the bike billows white smoke, plugs are completely covered with oil. So I tear the bike down to the base again, this time being EXTRA careful to line up the piston ring gaps just like the book says, put it all back together, being EXTRA careful tourqing down the head, and of course the smoke is still there, billowing away. What gives!? No way a leaking head gasket could cause this and I'm just scratching my head. I thought new pistons and rings would eliminate the smoke, not make it worse! Please someone give me some advice!